Meet John Cameron, one of many talented auctioneers on BBC’s Bargain Hunt, the daytime TV show that has you hooked on.
His latest appearance on the British television program has viewers wondering what his background is like; which is why we brought to you this John Cameron Wikipedia explaining his Bargain Hunt journey, his wife, and more related stories.
John Cameron On Bargain Hunt
Bargain Hunt is a BBC-produced show in which two pairs of contestants are challenged to buy antiques from shops or a fair and then sell them in an auction for a profit. And John Cameron’s job in this is pricing up each item of worth alongside a rota of hosts forming a “team of experts”. Together, they are not just auctioning but also fronting the series.
John has loved being part of the show that has been popular for such a long time. He believes Bargain Hunt has its charm because it is really about the contributors rather than the experts.
For him, he found his way on Bargain Hunt after appearing as an expert on two other BBC antique shows, Cash in the Attic and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. And since his joining he witnessed many amazing antique trades and met incredible people. Of all the mother and son team Joy and Paul have been the most memorable to him.
John Cameron Wife And Married Life
John Cameron has been married to his wife Victoria Cameron since May 1993.
Still married to John, Victoria lives in Havant, a town in the southeast corner of Hampshire, England, working at Young George Jewellers Ltd.
So, for more, you may give Victoria a follow on her Instagram @ladyvictoria001 and her ‘Victoria Cameron’ Facebook. From the look of her and John’s social media put together, they seem to be leading a blissful married life.
Every year on his wife’s birthday, i.e, 17th January, John made sure to compliment her with something like “Happy Birthday to my amazing wife, best friend and soul mate…Love you 😘” and Victoria also never skipped her chances to retaliate.
John’s Instagram caption on 1 May 2020, as he and his wife marked their 27th wedding anniversary: “When my son asked recently what my biggest achievement was I replied, ‘marrying your mother.’ Happy 27th Wedding Anniversary darling, and thank you for our beautiful family, for all the great memories, and for still being my ‘best friend.’ That’s what I said, remember? 😘”
Yes, they have kids: daughters Lena Cameron and Toni Cameron-York and son Scott “Scotty” Cameron.
Daughter Tony (on Instagram @tonilauren123) is married to Martyn York and has two young daughters.
Also, John’s son Scott is a musician and verified artist on Spotify. He turned 27 in August 2021. And the youngest of all Lena, the ‘Vegas baby’, turned 23 in July 2021.
Other than that, John also mentioned third daughter Jacky Sykes and goddaughter Evie Chandler.
John Cameron Age
John Cameron celebrates his birthday every year on 30th April. So, he reached the age of 51 in 2021.
John Cameron Net Worth
John Cameron made over an estimated $10 million net worth as of October 2021. And still, he was heard saying he has not yet found his biggest profit at auction.
John grew up around antiques as his grandfather was a dealer. So, he started young, and during his five-year apprenticeship as a carpenter/joiner, John surplus multiplied his income by stripping, restoring, and waxing antique pine furniture.
However, a back problem put an end to his physical job. He had to return to college where he got his three-year degree in fine art valuation at Southampton.
Following completion of the course, John worked at an auction house and became a chartered surveyor of antiques and fine art.
Now besides his longest tenure with BBC, he served as a Columnist at The Portsmouth News and as an owner of Owner and John Cameron Auctioneers & Valuers and Nesbits Fine Art Auctions Ltd, for some good periods.
John, who is also a patron of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, has written and presented numerous articles, instructional DVDs, and such.
Is John Cameron On Instagram, Facebook?
Yes, John Cameron is on Instagram and Facebook.
Until 22 October 2021, John had 103 posts and 565 followers on his Instagram @johnthehammercameron, and around 1,678 friends on his ‘John Cameron’ Facebook.
One could also find him on his @JoBoyCameron.
How Tall Is John Cameron?
John stands 5 feet 8.5 inches tall.
Where Was John Cameron Born?
John Cameron was born in his hometown of Portsmouth, a city built primarily in Portsea Island in the county of Hampshire in South East England.
He was named John after his namesake and grandfather John Cameron, of the 2nd Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.